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Cayuse

ORIGINAL PAINTING
Size - 14 x 24

CANVAS GICLEE
Image Size - 14 x 24
canvas mounted on board
Edition 50 signed & numbered | 10 artist's proof's

OVER SIZED - CANVAS GICLEE
Image Size - 22 1/2 x 38 1/2
canvas mounted on board
Edition 50 signed & numbered | 10 artist's proof's

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"Cayuse" aside from being the name of an indian tribe from the Pacifiic Northwest, it's also a slang, cowboy term, used to describe a range horse, especially an Indian Pony. The Indian Ponies that I've depicted in my painting "Cayuse" vividly reflect their rough and tough heritage. While perhaps not being the prettiest of the equines they were unquestionably among the most durable of all horses. Possessing a constitution that was sturdy and tough enough to thrive in a sparse indian existence, yet genetically blessed with both the endurance and stamina to run for hours. A much smaller horse the norm, the "prereservation" Indian Pony was described by some as being," 13.2 - 14 hands high, 700 pounds, with a large head, good eyes, short thick neck, large round barrel, relatively heavy shoulder and hip, fine limbs and small hooves", even when at rest they were restless, never standing in one spot for too long, constantly nipping, kicking and fussing amongst themselves, raising clouds of dust throughout the herd...